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*Malassezia ~ New Discoveries and Photos Confirming Old (PT7) *
* Malassezia ~ Live – Active – Dead –Yellow- Orange- Gray *
There was one more part i needed additional evidence and confirmation.
This being that the Yellow/Orange or Green, turns Gray when dead
-but still dangerous and contagious.
I started with a new Transparent container placed under the Urn tap
and emptied and rinsed –but not wiped or scrubbed– in frequent intervals.
Took quite some time for the Orange to build but remained Orange
and only losing some of its brightness as if a tinge of gray was mixed in it
– but not confirmable enough to rely on for the experiment.
Here is the container below
Then i had an idea that what was really needed was a place that got wet
frequently but did not ‘hold’ any water for any length of time
and this was …the wash basin!…
A little inconvenient and unhygienic to leave dirty
but necessary for the experiment.
I did not clean it for several days and it started building the Orange quick
then… after a few days … it proceeded to oblige!…
The outer edge, away from the drain started to turn Gray!!!!
I left it more days and new orange was concentrating near the drain
while more of it was turning Gray in the outer areas where there was
less water through and remained dry longer than the drain in the center.
I took a couple of poor photos since the penny of the New i Pad camera
had not sank in yet, and when i finally realised it
i intended to take new much clearer ones but alas!..
i forgot to tell my man i had let it get filthy for a Malassezia experiment.
He thought i had left it because i was sick or in pain as usual
so without saying a word he got on the job and washed it sparkly
squeaky clean!… I did not say anything and was grateful and touched
by his usual caring and now i am not inclined to repeat all this
so the poor quality photos will have to suffice.
Be Prepared for an Ugly sight!
Here is the Dirty Wash Basin Below
The Orange Arrow indicates the Orange areas
and the Gray one the areas that had turned Gray
Gray not as clearly visible through poor pixel quality
Hopefully the the Orange and Gray still visible to Readers.
I have darkened photo below to show more clearly
the Gray areas, indicated by Gray arrow and semicircle.
It is obvious that Malassezia can survive and even thrive
where there is constant supply of water – loves humidity!
– but perishes in dry environment.
Paradoxically, it is Warm water used properly
that is as much of an enemy to it as Dryness.
Nothing cleans better the sticky layer – Biofilm?
than a Scrub with Warm/Hot water soaked
Old Pile-less Harsh Facecloth .
On hands sometimes i add Pyrithione shampoo*
but for sensitive areas just plain water is the miracle cleaner
– hard to believe but true!…
Now i have to confess that in order to be absolutely sure and convinced
i conducted the same experiment with the Toilet Bowl
– flashed water but did not brush clean nor used any chemical germ killers
Within a few days the same Results:
Closer to the Water pool there was Orange ‘scum’
the Higher and Outer Drier area was Distinctly Gray.
(No Surprising, Malassezia lives in the intestines!)
I cannot provide photo evidence because my Mr Squeaky Clean
made this one Sparkle too!
In the end i can say i am Convinced and believe
that i have enough confirmation
The Yellow/Orange means Live and Active and fairly sticky
while Gray means turned Dead and Dry
clinging even worse on the body
and much harder to clean off with water and brushing or scrubbing
but not necessarily safer either since we have seen in the BM photos
that Gray contains Evil ‘Eyelet’ – Clones …developing Hyphae!
That’s why it is imperative to wash it Off as soon as it is felt
while Yellow/Orange, Liquid and Mobile
and a lot easier to wash off and get rid of Hyphae
before they embed themselves into the skin
for a copious Four week Cloning reproduction…
Pyrithione Shampoo: *
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